"If one part suffers, every part suffers with it;
if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.
Now you are the body of Christ,
and each one of you is a part of it."
I Corinthians 12:26-27
International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
10 November 2013
Despite the existence of democracies around the world, religious freedoms have not increased but have clearly gotten worse, in the recent past. The WEA RLC believes that religious liberty is the foundation for all other human rights and therefore must be protected and promoted.
Believers in countries such as Egypt, Eritrea, India, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Syria and Vietnam face violence, imprisonment and even death because of their faith in Jesus Christ. There are other places in the world such as North Korea where acts of persecution take place, but we don’t see or hear of it. Brother Andrew of Open Doors once said: “Our heroes are not with us simply because they are in prison.”
Join other believers for the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church on 10 November when a time is set apart for us to remember thousands of our Christian brothers and sisters around the world who suffer persecution, simply because they confess Jesus Christ as Lord.
Whether it's in a small group, a prayer group in your church, in your Sunday School class–take part by praying for them but also by educating people about what's happening around the world.
Ly Thi Song’s husband was tortured to death by Vietnamese Communists. Her four children are now growing up without their father.
Right now Cuban police are outside the house of Pastor Denis confining him and other church members inside.
Susan was only 13 when her father beat her and locked her in a small room for six months. He was angry that she had accepted Christ
Would you be willing to pray for these persecuted Christians and many others like them?
The Voice of the Martyrs announces iCommitToPray.com, a website where you can read about persecuted Christians and post a prayer for them. Whenever possible, VOM will hand-deliver all the prayers directly to those highlighted on the website.
Find the World Watch List, information on each nation and specific prayer points HERE
Please let our persecuted brothers and sisters know they are not forgotten.